Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Paz

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Experience an essential part of La Paz history at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, a Roman Catholic cathedral whose original construction dates back to the 17th century. Following a decision in the early 19th century to demolish the original and start again, construction began in 1835 on architect Manuel Sanahuja's neoclassical structure with Baroque elements. It took a full 90 years for the cathedral to open, and even then it remained incomplete until Pope John Paul II's visit in 1989--a full 150 years after its initial construction. Head to the interior to admire the many ornate chadeliers and intricately carved altar. Make Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz part of your personalized La Paz itinerary using our La Paz route website .
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  • Affect the large size of this building, which dominates the plaza Murillo, surrounded by narrow streets. The style is quite simple, apart from the internal glass decorated which are appreciable.
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  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz is located on Plaza Murillo, next to the Presidential Palace. Comes from 1835 onwards, was built as the Church pięcionawowy in neoclassical style with elements of Baroque. Altar of the cathedral made of Italian marble. The first Cathedral from the year 1692 was demolished in 1831 and its place was built the current temples.
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  • Mass commenced as we walked into the building. There were about five people in a building that could comfortably house 1,000 and accordinv to our guide this is normal. Originally the church for privil...  more »
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  • Nice basilica, one of the most beautiful buildings in the area.
  • There is no museum into the church but really nice
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  • Admire the neoclassical architecture and impressive stained-glass windows of the most important Cathedral of La Paz, one of the magnificent buildings of the colonial era, located in the Plaza Murillo. Visit the cathedral our Lady of peace, also known as Cathedral Murillo, to admire its architecture of the 19th century and the collection of stained-glass windows. In the Cathedral, you will find the tomb of a former Bolivian President. The building began to be built in the 1830s. The Cathedral is the most important point of the Plaza Murillo, La Paz central public square. Be dazzled with the imposing facade of the Cathedral, which combines neo-classical and Baroque architectural styles. Visit the vaulted belfry, with its huge pillars and solid walls of stone. The Cathedral stretches an entire block. Notably, its entrance in the Plaza Murillo is 12 meters (30 feet) from the base. When you enter into his gates of bronze, the austerity of the interior, will surprise you with its neat columns and their high arches. Let yourself be captivated by the stunning stained glass windows behind the altar. These expose the blessing of the former Bolivian Presidents by the spiritual devotees. Search the crypt of Andrés de Santa Cruz y Calahumana, a former Peruvian and Bolivian President. The royalist military leader fought for the Spanish Crown to oppress the revolution and died in France, in 1865. After visiting the Cathedral, take photos of the other treasures of the Plaza Murillo. Look for the sculpture of the former President Gualberto Villarroel, who was captured and killed by the rebels in 1946. Visit the elegant Presidential Palace. You can not miss the ceremony of the changing of the Guard soldiers carried out in their uniforms of the 19th century. He admires the National Congress, called the Legislative Palace, housed in a former convent building. The Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de La Paz is located south of the Murillo square, in the historic center of La Paz. Shares of low-cost buses stop near the square, a short walk from the Plaza San Francisco. The Cathedral opens in the evening, from Monday to Friday. On weekends, only open in the morning.
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